Il Summit sull’azoto in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Toxic algae in Wisconsin waterways will be the topic when representatives from state and federal agencies gather in Madison for a Nitrogen Science Summit. It kicks off a year-long series of discussions focused on keeping excess nitrogen out of the state’s waterways and drinking water.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Ken Genskow chairs the summit.

“Nitrogen is one of two nutrients that we’re concerned about with water quality,” Genskow said. “Nitrogen and phosphorus together lead to excessive nutrient loading in streams and rivers and lakes. That leads to algae blooms. And then, when the algae decays, it sucks all the oxygen out of the water, which can lead to fish kills and problems for other aquatic organisms.”

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